Originally published: San Francisco : McSweeney's Books, 2002
Discography p. -206
Song essays : Your love is the place where I come from / Teenage Fanclub -- Thunder road / Bruce Springsteen -- I'm like a bird / Nelly Furtado -- Heartbreaker / Led Zeppelin -- One man guy / Rufus Wainwright -- Samba pa ti / Santana -- Mama, you been on my mind / Rod Stewart -- Can you please crawl out your window / Bob Dylan -- Rain / The Beatles -- You had time / Ani DiFranco -- I've had it / Aimee Mann -- Born for me / Paul Westerberg -- Frankie Teardrop / Suicide -- Ain't that enough / Teenage Fanclub -- First I look at the purse / J. Geils Band -- Smoke / Ben Folds Five -- A minor incident / Badly drawn boy -- 505 0 Glorybound / The Bible -- Caravan / Van Morrison -- So I'll run / Butch Hancock and Marce LaCouture -- Puff the magic dragon / Gregory Isaacs -- Reasons to be cheerful, part 3 / Ian Dury and the Blackheads -- Calvary cross / Richard and Linda Thompson -- Late for the sky / Jackson Browne - Hey self-defeater / Mark Mulcahy -- Needle in a haystack / The Velvelettes -- Let's straighten it out / O.V. Wright -- Röyskopp's night out / Röyskopp -- Frontier psychiatrist / The Avalanches -- No fun/ push it / Soulwax -- Pissing in a river / Patti Smith. Album essays: It's a Mann's world -- Alternative Earle -- Sweet mistery -- Entertainers -- Pop quiz
Celebrates thirty-one of the author's favorite songs in a collection of essays about such musical renditions as Bruce Springsteen's "Thunder Road," Led Zeppelin's "Heartbreaker," and Van Morrison's "Caravan."